The Crime Laboratory Section, referred to as the Crime Lab, is responsible for forensic support of all Divisions and units of the Sheriff's Office along with other Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice agencies from Montgomery County. A lieutenant and a sergeant supervise Crime Scene Investigators (CSI), one Forensic Data Analysis Detective, one Firearms Examiner, seven Crime Scene Investigators, four clerks, one part-time clerk, and one part-time CSI. The Lieutenant, Sergeant, Forensic Data Analysis Detective, Firearms Examiner, and Crime Scene Investigators are all certified peace officers and the remainder of the staff is civilian. The Crime Lab has several members who are recognized experts in fingerprints, blood spatter interpretation, skeletal remains recovery, photography, trace evidence recovery, firearm and toolmark examinations, and crime scene investigations. Each investigator regularly attends training seminars, classes, and symposiums to remain current in techniques and procedures.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Crime Lab's primary function is to collect and examine forensic evidence in connection with a crime. This is accomplished by responding to crime scenes and conducting examinations of the scenes for forensic evidence such as blood spatter, fingerprints, trace evidence, and ballistic evidence. They also photograph and video the scene, as well as take measurements and compile a crime scene sketch. The Crime Scene Investigator will then report on the examination of the evidence and provide testimony as to the conclusions of the examinations in a court of law. In addition, various types of evidence submitted daily by other officers of the department to the Crime Lab are processed, examined, and reports compiled as to the results of the examinations. Courtroom testimony is provided on these examinations as well.
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|The Firearms and Tool Mark Section within the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory is accredited by ANAB and the Texas Forensic Science Commission since February 2018.|